Canada and Australia top the list of countries which spend on mineral exploration with 19% and 12% respectively of global share

Despite being a mineral-rich country, India’s share in the global exploration budget has been less than 0.5 per cent, which might explain why the country’s proven reserves are only 5-10 per cent of the estimated total resources.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Rajasthan and Others Vs M/s. Basant Agrotech (India) Ltd. & Others dated 06/12/2013 which challenged the constitutional validity of Chapter VII of the Rajasthan Finance Act, 2008 which provides for levy of cess on mineral rights. The respondent was granted a mining lease for extraction on major minerals. As per the amendment brought in the year 2008 it was required to pay the environment and health cess imposed under Section 16 of the Act.

Nod for iron ore mining survey in Kozhikode high ranges

KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala on Monday demanded a probe into the previous LDF government’s decision to go in for a survey for iron ore mining in the high ranges of Kozhikode district.

The court had appointed CEC to investigate and monitor mining in Karnataka and several mineral-rich states

The Karnataka government on Monday approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to allow mining in the state to ‘a limited extent and period’ to meet the current shortfall in iron ore.

Only 15 mines have resumed mining with a combined capacity of 5.72 million tonnes per annum

Even as the Supreme Court allowed the reopening of iron-ore mines in Karnataka seven months ago, most are still waiting for regulatory approvals to restart operations. Only 15 (12 from Category A and three from Category B) with a capacity of 5.7 million tonnes (mt) a year have restarted operations.

Even though State government has welcomed Supreme Court’s interim order allowing e-auctioning of 11.48 million tonnes of already mined iron ore which is lying unused in the State for over a year, t

In an interim relief to mining companies, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Goa government to e-auction around 11.48 million tonnes of excavated iron ore stock lying idle in mines in the stat

The Supreme Court on Monday is expected to pass an interim order on constitution of an expert committee for overseeing sale of the iron ore stacks at leases and jetties.

The Forest department has booked 57 mining companies, including the State-owned Mysore Minerals Limited (MML) and National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), for carrying out mining operations

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its judgment on the Goa mining dispute after five weeks of the final hearing on the writ petition of the Goa Foundation.

It also fixed November 11 for passing two interim orders, further to its stay on all the mining activities in the state since October 5 last year.

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